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Aquarius Backpackers Motel

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at Byron Bay for two nights and had the benefit of two breakfast and one evening dinner here. All I can say is we found the food first class, service good and value for money very good. I would not hesitate going there again for any of these meals. We enjoyed some cocktails at happy hours also. Previous comments... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aquarius is located in a decent area really close to all amenities. Shuttle pickup - free which is definitely nice on those hot humid days Check in & Employees : 20$ key deposit. Like other posts some of the employees working there give off a weak vibe that seems condescending. I realize they deal with a lot of crap from... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are over 23 years old, (I"m 30) I wouldn't recommend staying here. I have stayed in hostels all over the world, and this one feels like spring break right out of secondary school. The bathroom was cleaned which was good. I was told you could get you're money back if you leave early, however I was not advised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To begin with, the rooms are extremely spacious and fresh when compared to most other hostels I've stayed in before. - Every room has it's own balcony, perfect for playing cards or drinking. Or both. It's not BYO but no one cares. - The rooms are being cleaned every day. -Every 8 bed dorm has a bathroom with a shower.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Location of this hostel is amazing and the atmosphere is really nice. There is a cheap restaurant and bar and they offer different events throughout the week (such as Karaoke nights, etc.) You also get a free welcome drink and the staff is really nice and helpful. The only thing I did not like too much about this hostel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anywhere you stay in Byron bay is going to be amazing purely for the fact it is in Byron Bay. We stayed here for one night and stayed another two in another hostel in Byron Bay due to unavailability. We wished we stayed in this hostel for the whole three nights. The dorm room was very big and spacious with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The two girls working on reception were exceptionally rude to us every time we were there. When they saw us approaching the desk they would roll their eyes. I had several other groups of friends staying at Aquarius at the same time as me and they all said the same about the staff! Rooms were nice but I wouldn't stay... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were treated as if we criminals. The conduct of the staff was absolutely unacceptable. I have stayed in Byron 3 times before and have never once been subjected to such horrendous treatment. Woke up early to the receptionist barging into our room (with her key) and demanded our 2 guests leave within 10 mins or the police would be... More 

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Aquariusbackpackers, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Firstly I’d like to say thank you for writing this review and secondly I’d like to write a few things stating what actually happened. All rooms are cleaned daily by our cleaners and they are always finished by 2pm which is the time of check in. Upon your arrival at 8 pm your room was ready with a fold out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

What a bunch of miserable bastards. The unbelievably tasty AQ Big Breakfast was just what I needed. The rude service and grumpy German waiter I could have done without. Clean establishment but some of the employees need a lesson in hygiene.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed in the Aquarius for a long weekend in November. With 1 other friend we booked a Frangipani (sorry about the spelling!) room becasue all the dorms were full. Check in was easy, staff were friendly enough and advised us of all the food, drink, activities options. The room itself was tidy and clean but with no air con and... More 

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Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 77
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